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Like Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh reading scripts written by others: RS Prasad

Manmohan Singh described the BJP-led government’s demonetisation exercise as a reckless step and said scrapping higher value currency was organised loot.

india Updated: Nov 07, 2017 22:00 IST
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said somebody is writing the script for Manmohan Singh’s speeches. (Shyam Sharma / HT file photo)
Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said somebody is writing the script for Manmohan Singh’s speeches. (Shyam Sharma / HT file photo)

Hitting back at Manmohan Singh for terming demonetisation as “organised loot” and “legalised plunder”, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday the former prime minister “seemed to be reading scripts written by someone else, just like Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi”.

Singh and Gandhi must be speaking about the 10 years of the previous UPA government, when rampant corruption had plagued the country, Prasad said.

Manmohan Singh who was in Ahmedabad on Tuesday described the BJP-led government’s demonetisation exercise as a reckless step and said scrapping higher value currency notes was organised loot and legalised plunder.

“This is not Manmohan Singh ji’s language,” the minister for law and justice told reporters reacting to Singh’s criticism of the note ban.

“Manmohan Singh ji has said that note ban was a dacoity. This is not Manmohan Singhji’s language,” he added.

“He was Prime Minister for 10 years and was a man of few words. This is not his language. So it appears that like Rahul Gandhi, somebody is writing the script for Manmohan Singh ji nowadays,” the Minister said.

“The way Manmohan Singhji and Rahul Gandhi are speaking, they are remembering the 10 years of the previous UPA government,” Prasad said.